Cooperation Agreement Signed between National Productivity Organization (NPO) & International Finance Corporation (IFC)
National Productivity Organization (NPO) Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan signed a Cooperation Agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC) at NPO Islamabad Office on 20th June 2012. The objective of this agreement is to enhance the performance and competitiveness of SME's in the Country by delivering Business Edge trainings using the Business Edge Training Materials. CEO NPO Mr. Khawaja M. Yousuf signed the agreement. Representatives from IFC Mr. Javed Iqbal, Operations Officer, Farmer and SME Training (FAST) for Pakistan & Afghanistan and Mr. Asim A F Chishti, Business Development Coordinator were present on the Occasion.
Speaking on the Occasion CEO NPO Mr. Khawaja MUHAMMAD Yousuf said that NPO is engaged in enhancing the productivity and quality concepts in all sectors of economy and creating productivity consciousness to address the issues of the industrial, agriculture and services sector of Pakistan.
Regarding NPO collaboration with International Finance Corporation he said that this agreement will enable NPO to conduct Business Edge specialized trainings for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) in Pakistan.
Business Edge specialized training products and services are developed by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and focuses on core management skills, such as financial, operational, marketing, human resource management and sound leadership skills.
Mr. Javed Iqbal, in the end appreciated NPO efforts in enhancing Productivity and quality in all sectors of economy and hoped that this alliance will prove beneficial for NPO and enhance its training capabilities for addressing the needs of SME's.